PARAMUS, N.J. – Edmund Jacob Cleenput – a Waretown resident, formerly of Paramus – died on Wednesday, March 22. He was 71.
Before he retired, Cleenput co-owned of Paramus Dairy with his brother Jack. Many on social media remembered him as their milkman, softball coach, neighbor or friend, as they offered their condolences.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patricia (Bonhomme) Cleenput, and their children, Dawn Cleenput of Norwood, Debbie Cavo and her husband Peter of Maywood, and Denise Clark and her husband Gene of Mount Arlington.
Cleenput is also survived by his grandchildren, Alicia, Danny, Anthony, Nicholas and Victoria, and his siblings, Mary Ann Lutz of South Carolina and Jack Cleenput of Paramus.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 113 South Farview Ave., in Paramus, with an 8 p.m. funeral service. Cremation will be private.
You can make memorial contributions to
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, by clicking here, or by mail to P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950, using this form; or
- Popcorn Park Zoo, by clicking here, or by mail to P.O. Box 43, Forked River, NJ 08731.
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